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Threave Rovers boss reckons coronavirus testing isn't viable in South of Scotland League

League One and Two clubs have asked to be allowed to resume playing if they test players, but Meadow Park gaffer Vinnie Parker doesn't think such a move is viable


Levy could secure Spurs their next Rose in £20m dynamo with an "unbelievable future" - opinion

Tottenham Hotspur could secure their future Danny Rose by signing Norwich City talent Max Aarons.


Arsenal likely to play Benfica Europa League tie at neutral venue after Portugal placed on Covid ‘red list’

Arsenal are increasingly likely to play the first leg of their Europa League tie against Benfica next month at a neutral venue due to new travel restrictions between the UK and Portugal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that travellers heading back to the UK from “red list” countries will be “met at the airport and transported directly into quarantine” for a period of 10 days. Portugal is one of the countries on the “red list” and, as...


Transfer deadline day: When is it, what time does it close and which clubs will be active?

Transfer deadline day: When is it, what time does it close and which clubs will be active?


Tokyo Olympic artistic swimming qualifier postponed because of coronavirus

The Olympic artistic swimming qualifier in Tokyo, which had been scheduled for March, has been postponed by two months in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Coming after IOC President Thomas Bach said the delayed Olympics would go ahead in the Japanese capital as planned in July, the first main qualifier of 2021 in Tokyo has been shifted to May 1 instead. Organisers said the current travel restrictions in Japan, currently in place until February...


Adrian Campos dead: Former F1 driver and team boss dies aged 60

Campos started 17 grands prix in 1987-88 without scoring a point and then focused on running teams in the junior series, working with future F1 champion Fernando Alonso


‘The spark is gone’: Where did it go wrong for Dele Alli?

At the turn of February 2015, Tottenham were applauded by recruitment staff across European football for landing Dele Alli, MK Dons’ 18-year-old maverick and England’s most vaunted talent on a pre-contract. In most cases, the congratulations came begrudgingly. None more so than from Melwood given Liverpool had exerted plenty of effort in trying to pull off the same coup. A closing detail was for the teenager to meet his hero, Steven Gerrard,...


Peter Crouch believes Liverpool will finish above Man United this season

Peter Crouch believes Liverpool will finish above Manchester United in the Premier League this season. The Reds have been in a wretched run of form of late, not winning in the league since thrashing Crystal Palace 7-0 on December 19th. On the flip side, United had been on a great run until their shock 2-1 defeat at home to bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United on Wednesday evening. It means Liverpool are six points adrift of their bitter rivals...


Livingston boss David Martindale hails 'club legend' Scott Pittman following his 250th appearance for the club

Signed from Bo'ness United in 2015, the midfielder capped his milestone appearance with a late strike.


Ilkay Gundogan puts match worn City shirts and boots up for auction

Using online auction site Charity Stars, Ilkay Gundogan has seven items on sale and is currently set to net more than £3,000 to donate to cafes and restaurants across Manchester.


Celtic sale cash will boost Man City, Duo 'minds made up' on Rangers interest, Sunderland eye former Hibs and Aberdeen target, Edouard latest with Villa, West Ham and Leicester keen - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

Transfer time is running out as February 1 looms large on the calendar.


£18m-rated Spurs beast showed he's ready to be a PL regular under Jose - opinion

Gareth Bale produced a superb display for Tottenham Hotspur against Wycombe on Monday night, he's ready to replace Bergwijn in Jose's starting team.


Paul Pogba reveals preferred position and details changes he's made to his game

Paul Pogba has been deployed in a variety of different positions by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man Utd that have tested his attacking and defensive game


Baffled Brentford boss Thomas Frank's Leeds United point as he makes Swansea City, Norwich City and Watford prediction

Brentford boss Thomas Frank couldn't understand how his side failed to beat Swansea City on Wednesday night at the Liberty Stadium


Ainsley Maitland-Niles ready for Arsenal exit this month to boost flagging Euros hopes

EXCLUSIVE: The Arsenal youth product has struggled for minutes under Mikel Arteta this season, and he wants to get some football under his belt with the Euros in mind


This season may be serial-winner Tom Brady's most remarkable achievement

Moments after triumphing in his 14th conference championship game last Sunday, Tom Brady jogged over to the Lambeau Field stands and waved down a security guard. “Can I say hi to my son?” he asked. And though the kid’s body was covered from head to toe against the cold and his face shrouded against Covid, there was no doubt that this was Brady’s oldest, Jack. The scene, captured by NFL Films, stood out as much for the boy’s size as its...


Monaco 'best positioned to sign Arsenal's Lucas Torreira'

Torreira moved to Atletico on loan on the same day that Thomas Partey moved the other way to Arsenal but alternative options are now being looked at - and Monaco head the queue currently.


Anthony Martial’s exit demand, Man Utd “conned” and private Ole Gunnar Solskjaer text

Anthony Martial's fascinating Man Utd career has taken another downwards turn after a rollercoaster few years during which he has demanded a transfer, lost the No.9 shirt and "almost conned" the club


Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon launches its 2021 events

Entries are now open for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and Virtual Half Marathon


Celtic fans discuss Villas-Boas as possible Lennon replacement

Several Celtic fans have been discussing the possibility of former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas becoming Neil Lennon’s potential replacement. Villas-Boas, 43, is currently the manager of Ligue 1 club Marseille, however, his future in France appears to be up in the air. According to French outlet Telefoot, relayed by reporter Robin Bairner on social media, Marseille have approached former Borussia Dortmund and Nice boss, Lucien Favre, over the...


Decisive Mick McCarthy deserves praise, Cardiff City absences explained and Josh Murphy given big vote of confidence

The Bluebirds battled back to earn a point against Barnsley up at Oakwell, we pour over what was good and what went wrong


Guinness launches Six Nations 2021 campaign with commitment to armchair fans

Supporters will be given the chance to win Ultimate Guinness Gameday Bundle throughout the Championship, including products and giveaways


Moyes masterclass on “brilliant” £27m-rated titan could lead to unwanted WHU scenario – opinion

David Moyes’ masterclass in discovering a hidden gem in Tomas Soucek will make West Ham United hotbed for vultures in upcoming transfer windows.


No objections from Olympic partners say Tokyo organisers after call with Bach

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-TOKYO:No objections from Olympic partners say Tokyo organisers after call with Bach


Sheffield United must not get carried away with shock win: Wilder

Sheffield United must not get carried away with shock win: Wilder


Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham eye Florian Neuhaus to replace Dele Alli, as Man United decide on Sergio Ramos

Welcome along to live coverage of all Thursday’s transfer news, rumours and gossip with the done deals starting to stack up as we approach the deadline. Including Arsenal who have wrapped up a loan deal with Real Madrid for Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard. Liverpool remain active with Jurgen Klopp discussing their lack of business this month with the champions weakened after a string of injuries. While Manchester United could dip into the...


Havertz can be 'world class' if given time at Chelsea - Rolfes

It has not been an easy start to life at Chelsea for Kai Havertz but Simon Rolfes has no doubt he can thrive in the Premier League.


Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy hints at transfer plans as he appears to confirm Rangers deal

The Bluebirds manager oversaw his first game in charge of the Welsh club and now has a far better idea of what he will need in the coming days


Lost possession 24x: Aston Villa lightweight let Dean Smith down with awful display - opinion

Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash let Dean Smith down in the Premier League defeat to Burnley.


Thomas Tuchel’s first impression shows hint of sophisticated Chelsea tactics to come

‘Another One Bites the Dust’ was an apt choice of song to blast out over the Stamford Bridge PA system before kick-off. The brutal reality of life at Chelsea was also emphasised by the ‘In Frank We Trust’ banner still left hanging at the Shed End as a new man took to the dugout for the first time. Thomas Tuchel knows what he has let himself in for. The 11th permanent managerial appointment of Roman Abramovich’s reign will be given no honeymoon –...


FIFA 21 FUT Champions rewards Player Picks issue confirmed as EA offer update

EA SPORTS have confirmed that there are ongoing issues regarding FIFA 21 FUT Champions rewards, more specifically with the Player Picks, with players complaining about the issue on social media.


Man Utd dressing room reaction after unexpected Sheffield United defeat

Manchester United's defeat against Sheffield United on Wednesday night left them lagging behind Manchester City in the Premier League table, and Harry Maguire revealed how the dressing room reacted to the loss


Tottenham vs Liverpool predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Liverpool visit Tottenham tonight in a big match at the top of the Premier League. Spurs head into the clash still fighting on four fronts following their hard-earned FA Cup victory over Wycombe Wanderers earlier in the week. An early scare from Wycombe meant Tottenham relied on two late goals from Tanguy Ndombele who secured the 4-1 win. The Lilywhites will be looking to keep their eight-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, with hopes to...


Maguire tells Man Utd to 'stand up and be counted' after shock loss

Manchester United were shocked by Sheffield United and Harry Maguire is itching to put things right against Arsenal.


Man Utd star told he "doesn't look like he enjoys football" after surprise defeat

Man Utd went down to a shock defeat at the hands of Sheffield Utd in what was a poor display with Anthony Martial in particular copping criticism


Embiid wanted LeBron ejected for 'very dangerous play' as 76ers edge out Lakers

The Philadelphia 76ers overcame the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, but Joel Embiid was not happy over the officiating.


Jurgen Klopp shares Liverpool's transfer plans for the remainder of January window

Liverpool have not yet acted in the transfer market despite their squad issues but Jurgen Klopp doesn't expect that to change in the month's final days


Newcastle should reignite 2020 move for £10.5m gem; he could help ease relegation fear – opinion

Steve Bruce should urge Newcastle United to revive their failed interest in SC Braga forward Ricardo Horta with the Liga NOS star now a target for Lyon.


Manchester United suffer body blow against Sheffield United but signs of setback were always there

Normally, title challenges come through statement wins, memorable goals and a sense - more than anything else - that this particular team at this particular moment has caught lightning in a bottle. That has not really been the case with Manchester United, though. The rise of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to the top of the Premier League table and into title contention over the past few weeks has felt much more delicate than that, as if at any...


Six riders who could replace Tom Dumoulin at the Tour de France

Analysing Jumbo-Visma's options for the biggest race of the season


Yannick Bolasie saga set to end; Middlesbrough deal imminent

Everton outcast Yannick Bolasie is set to sign imminently for Championship side Middlesbrough. The Teessiders’ manager Neil Warnock confirmed on Wednesday night that a deal for the DR Congo international was on the verge of being completed. The move would see the 31-year-old Toffees outcast reunite with the experienced tactician from their time working together in south London at Crystal Palace. Warnock, in clear admiration for the player, has...


Rugby morning headlines as Wales declare return to Principality Stadium will galvanise them for Six Nations

These are your rugby headlines for Thursday January 28


Thomas Tuchel's 'unfair' decision eventually wins over Chelsea stars in tense meeting

The German manager was named as Frank Lampard's replacement on Tuesday night and immediately took a training session at the club's Cobham HQ


Barcelona chief threatens to report PSG to FIFA over pursuit of Messi

The Barcelona icon is available on a free transfer in the summer and has been publicly courted by PSG, who are desperately trying to convince him to move to the French capital.


7 passes all night: Wolves gem who won just 25% of his duels endured a torrid evening - opinion

Rayan Ait-Nouri had a night to forget when Wolves drew 0-0 with Chelsea on Wednesday evening.


West Ham 'in talks' to sign Hwang Hee-chan

West Ham are ‘in talks’ with Bundesliga side RB Leipzig to sign forward Hwang Hee-chan, according to Sky Sports. They claimed that Irons manager David Moyes is set to make a decision on the South Korean in the coming days as the search for a striker goes into the final days of the transfer window. Moyes has been left with only Michail Antonio in terms of senior strikers since January 8, when Sebastien Haller left the club for Ajax. In that time,...


Riders hoping early-season European races can survive COVID-19 pandemic

Next week’s Etoile de Bessèges and Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana attract big-name WorldTour riders


Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a doubt for Manchester United clash after mother’s illness

Mikel Arteta is unsure if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to the Arsenal squad for Saturday’s game against Manchester United. Aubameyang has missed Arsenal’s past two games and he confirmed yesterday his absence has been because his mother has been in ill health. The forward will need to return a negative test for Covid-19 before retuning to action given he left the Arsenal squad’s bubble to be with his family. Arteta is also keen to make...


Olympics-Federations' finances hit by Tokyo delay, but no bankruptcy fears

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-FEDERATIONS:Olympics-Federations' finances hit by Tokyo delay, but no bankruptcy fears


Magazine: Why Williams' revival in F1 is real

Will Williams continue its Formula 1 recovery? How high up the grid can it climb? What is the new owner planning?